If this article was all about filling some sort of word-count mandate we could simply type Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes every single time. That’s not going to happen so from now on we’ll be using the hip slang of ROTPOTA and DOTPOTA.
The rebooted franchise was surprisingly successful in the summer of 2011, grossing more than $… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' vs. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
It sounded like a terrible idea. Take an ’80s TV show that was responsible for making Johnny Depp a heartthrob, and turn it into an action comedy. While Jonah Hill had proven himself funny in Superbad, Cyrus and the underrated Funny People, he was bringing Channing Tatum along for the ride, and none of us knew what to make of it… until we saw the film.
The movie… Continue reading Film Face-off: '21 Jump Street' vs. '22 Jump Street'
There can be only one. Since 1974, the answer to the question, “What is the best Western comedy?” has been Blazing Saddles. Whether he likes it or not, Seth MacFarlane’s new film A Million Ways to Die in the West will be compared to Mel Brooks’ classic movie, and not just by me in this Film Face-off. For those who are already upset that I’m not talking about… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Blazing Saddles' vs. 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'
Godzilla has been around forever, with most of us simply knowing he exists instead of remembering the moment we first “met” him. The last time Godzilla reared his lizard head on the big screen was 1998, and the film only made $ 136 million. So, Hollywood ignored the beast as long as it could (actually, 16 years of ignoring is pretty impressive by Hollywood standards). Godzilla is back… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Godzilla' 1998 vs. 'Godzilla' 2014
Neighbors is hilarious. The raunchy comedy, which topped the box office this past weekend, pits a young couple with a baby against a fraternity that moves in next door. It’s dad Seth Rogen versus dude Zac Efron, but thankfully it’s much more than that, with a great ensemble including Rose Byrne and Dave Franco, who give their best work to date.
We weren’t sure how to incorporate Neighbors into a… Continue reading Film Face-off: Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron